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1652 viewsThis traverse vehicle has a radar for sensing crevasses.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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1613 viewsResearchers stop to check out the snow during the traverse of East Antarctica.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Antarctic Snow Dunes1589 viewsExtensive snow dunes wrinkle the surface of large parts of East and West Antarctica. The dunes are up to 100 kilometers long and separated by 2 to 4 kilometers, but only a few meters high. Comparison of modern satellite images with images acquired four decades earlier reveals that the dunes are nearly motionless.
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1568 viewsSouth Pole station looks tiny when viewed from a distance.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Fimbul Ice Shelf1562 viewsThe Fimbul Ice Shelf is punctuated by numerous ice rises that occur where isolated rocky islands are covered by ice. Ice shelves may be particularly sensitive to changes in climate, and recently ice shelves in the Antarctic Peninsula have experienced rapid retreat
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1562 viewsThis Landsat image of Crane Glacier on the Antarctic Peninsula is overlain with ICESat and Airborne Topopgraphic Mapper (ATM) tracks. ATM is a lidar sensor that is now part of the IceBridge mission. Over time, ICESat and ATM measurements, together with visible imagery, can detect thinning of the ice and accelerated flow of ice into the ocean. Large glaciers such as Crane have the potential to contribute significantly to sea level rise.
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1543 viewsTraverse vehicles travel across the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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1540 viewsThe traverse team runs into a group of skiers racing across the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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1531 viewsThis support truck followed the ski race across Antarctica.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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1487 viewsThe traverse team runs into a group of skiers racing across the Antarctic Ice Sheet
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1470 viewsThe traverse team runs into a group of skiers racing across the Antarctic Ice Sheet
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1456 viewsAn airplane waits to pick up the skiers at the end of their race across the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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